Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
  • April 16: Pizza Day
  • April 23: Last Day to Submit Auction Items
  • April 30: Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL
  • May 1-8: Online Auction
  • May 7: Pizza Day
We need your help! Our annual MCS auction is just around the corner and we are still looking for contributions to help make our auction a success. Procurements need to be submitted to the office by Friday, April 23rd to allow time for entry.

It is not always necessary to purchase items for your auction donation. We encourage families to check with favorite local businesses for possible donations.

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. In addition to the large auction items, the school can also use gift cards to your favorite restaurant, hair stylist, masseuse, or recreational spot to create fun and exciting gift baskets.

Please consider helping anyway you are able. All donations will help us meet the needs of our school.

Thank you to everyone that voted us best Preschool. It is always great to get the community recognition.

The next TAPP meeting will be Thursday, April 22nd!


The Moms in Prayer group meets every Monday at 9am in the MCS library. This group provides a good way for moms to connect with other moms, support each other, and most importantly pray together. This is a very open and welcoming group. Feel free to share as much or as little as you would like, ask for prayers, or simply sit with us to enjoy the love and support of other moms in the same stage of life.
We understand schedule constraints so please feel free to come when you are able.
We look forward to meeting you and praying with you!

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out all the terrific MCS gear. There are 2 logos to choose from with 169 product possibilities! Use this link MCS Apparel and Accessories to check out all the great items that are available.
Find something that you like, place your order, and it will be sent directly to you.

There are many ways you can help the school that are free and easy.

  • Matching Employer Funds - Many larger employers offer matching funds when their employees donate to the school through their portals. Check with your employer to see what they may offer!
  • General Mills Box Tops for Education - Save Box Tops from all participating products, then drop off the accumulated clipped Box Tops in the school office or submit them digitally.
  • Fred Meyer Rewards - Link Monroe Christian School to your Fred Meyers Rewards card through the "Community Rewards" setting and a percentage of your eligible purchases will go directly to MCS. If you have already designated MCS as your Community Reward, please take a minute and check if it is still active. (The community reward must be renewed yearly.)
  • AmazonSmile - Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to MCS. Simply go to to get setup.
  • Office Depot - Use our school ID #70106855 when making purchases at Home Depot and we will receive credit towards future purchases.
  • Rite Aid - RXfundraising and Rite Aid are willing to give a portion of every dollar spent on prescriptions and purchases made at Rite Aid to support our school. Register your Rite Aid card with RXfundraising and choose - "support MCS".


We have made some updates to the school calendar.


We know there is a lot of information out regarding what you need to do if you have been exposed to or infected with COVID 19.

It is our school policy that if anyone in your household has been exposed to the virus and/or is being tested, we ask all students to stay home until a negative test result is received. Should anyone in your household receive a positive test result, we ask all students to stay home for the 10/14 days that your doctor has specified.

To do our part, we will continue taking temperatures before your student enters the school and ask that if your student has any of the following symptoms, please keep them home.
  • Temperature above 100.2 (without the use of a fever reducing medication)*
  • coughing
  • shortness of breath
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • muscle or body aches
  • loss of taste or smell
  • congestion
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea*

*Note: Any family members that have fevers and/or vomiting, we ask that you keep all students home for 48 hours after the symptoms have subsided.

Kids of all ages face many situations during these times that can create and feed anxiety. Like nearly all the challenges faced by parents, anxiety in children has many possible causes and solutions. Fortunately, Love and Logic offers a variety of “experiments” to determine what might work best with each unique child. Here are some tips that can help alleviate anxiety with your kids:
Establish or strengthen family routines.
With anxious, fearful kids, experiment with having set times for meals, bath times, reading, chores, bedtimes, etc.
Provide firmer limits.
There are few things more reassuring to a child than knowing that they have parents who are strong enough to beat-up the “Boogie Man” if he broke into the house at night. All children wonder if they have parents who are strong enough to keep them safe. One of the ways they find out is to test limits and see if their parents appear weak or very strong.
Give less attention to anxious behavior.
Experiment with using fewer words when your child is upset. Simply hug them and say, “I know you can handle this.”
Model calmness and optimism.
Our children will rarely be any calmer and more confident than we are.
Avoid reinforcing avoidance behavior.
Too frequently we traumatize children more by repeatedly allowing them to avoid healthy activities that can build their sense of security and self-esteem.
Allow your child to be a child.
Every year, children are being pushed harder to become stars in academics, athletics, music, etc. Excessive pressure to excel isn’t good for kids.
Consider professional help.
Because anxiety can have so many different causes, it’s always wise to get a professional medical opinion.
In addition to typical sources of anxiety, younger kids might also experience difficulty with separation anxiety. I am often asked, “How do I help my child feel less anxious about going to daycare, preschool or the babysitter?” Some separation anxiety is normal and healthy. If you have young kids, the odds are high that you’ve pondered this question and wondered what to do. Listed below are some quick tips for dealing with separation anxiety:
Remember that kids take their emotional cues from the adults around them.
The calmer and more business-like we act, the easier it’ll be for our kids.
Avoid doing too much reassuring.
Strangely, the more we talk with our little ones about how much fun they are going to have, the more anxiety they seem to have. It’s as if they reason, “If my parents have to tell me this is going to be okay, maybe it won’t.”
Make the transition short and sweet.
The quicker you move, the faster your child will calm down once you leave.
Don’t look back.
Although it’s hard to resist the urge to go back and comfort your child, he or she will calm down far quicker if you keep going and don’t look back.
Generally, the tots who feel the most secure when they are with their parents are the ones who feel the most secure when they are away from their parents. A large part of providing this security involves combining big doses of love with good, solid limits.
In my webinar, Love and Logic Solutions for Early Childhood, I provide a variety of strategies that send children the message that they are loved and secure. When kids feel this way, they are more capable of facing life without fear.

Thanks for reading! If this is a benefit, forward it to a friend. Our goal is to help as many families as possible.
Dr. Charles Fay
Our scripture theme for this year is based on Hebrews 11:1-3
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."